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To Our Valued Patients,

As this newest challenge continues to unfold with COVID-19(Coronavirus), we wanted to give you an update. First, we are currently maintaining our regular schedule. As of now, the Arizona Department of Health Services is not recommending closure or modification. We will continue to closely monitor information from the CDC and AZDHS and follow their recommendations. We will keep you up to date on any changes we may have to make via emails, our website, and social media.

Second, we would like to give you some insight into our practices to keep our team and patient family safe and comfortable. Dentistry is uniquely positioned to protect our team and patients. On a daily basis, we practice ‘Universal Precautions.’ This means we ALWAYS assume that every patient may be carrying a contagious, dangerous disease and we follow strict guidelines to prevent the transmission of any potential disease, including Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, HIV, AND COVID-19(Coronavirus). This has been standard of care and regulated by the Centers for Disease Control since the 1980s with the AIDS
epidemic.

These measures include:
1. Strict hand hygiene protocols.
2. Use of single use disposable protective equipment and barriers.
3. Thorough disinfection of exposed or potentially exposed surfaces after every patient visit.
4. Disinfection and high-heat steam sterilization of instruments. Routine monitoring of sterilization verification.
5. Continual education on infection control techniques.

In addition to these mandated measures, we have also implemented:
1. Disinfection of common area surfaces every 30 minutes.
2. Availability of hand sanitizer in common areas.
3. Screening everyone who enters based on CDC recommendations.
4. Pre-procedural mouth rinse.

We are happy to address any concerns you may have. We will continue to care for our patient family during this time following all best practices and will monitor CDC guidelines for any new recommendations.

Thank you for being a part of our family. Thank you for allowing us to care for you and your family. Please know we are here to support you and help you in any way that we can.

In good health,

Link to article:
https://bangordailynews.com/2020/03/12/opinion/contributors/dentistry-is-well-poised-to-ensure-the-safety-of-our-patients/
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?
Posted on 7/23/2020 by Candice
Are There Any Jaw Exercises You Could Do to Improve Your Jaw Pain?For dental patients who suffer from regular or infrequent jaw pain due to any number of possible causes, we are often asked if there are any exercises that can be performed to help reduce the pain or discomfort. The short answer is yes, there are a few things that you can do to slightly reduce the pain that you may be feeling in one or both sides of your jaw, but it is important to remember that these techniques are meant only to offer mild relief to these issues and do not take the place of coming in for regular visits so our dental practitioners can help you treat the cause of the problem and not just the symptom. But to help with the day-to-day discomfort that may come as a result of your specific condition, here are a few simple stretches and exercises:

Circular Rotations


Working your lower jaw in circular, clockwise motions for a certain number of repetitions, say 5 to 10, and then reversing the direction and going counter-clockwise for the same number can sometimes help relieve discomfort.

Stretching Exercises


Another way to reduce the effects of jaw pain is to regularly perform stretching techniques, and the best time to practice these is upon waking in the morning and before going to bed at night. Open the mouth as wide as you comfortably can, and then guide the lower jaw in and out 5 to 10 times, just as with the rotations.

To learn more ways that you can alleviate jaw pain, as well as to get a checkup or examination to try and discover the cause of these problems, give us or call or stop in and see us here at our clinic office. We will be glad to assist you in any way we can.

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15128 W Bell Rd, Suite 12
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 842-4864

Prescott Valley
7136 East Pav Way
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 277-0076

Chino Valley
1260 Hwy. 89, Ste. G
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
(928) 589-1776

Prescott
172 E Merritt St.
Suite F
Prescott, AZ 86301
(928) 443-1200


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